“David Bowie wore neckties.”

In further defense of the necktie. Oblivioni has no set political view, but we are pro-necktie.

Neckties satisfy modern man’s desire to dress in art.

— Harry Anderson

“Always wear a tie clasp to an autopsy.” A gruff old detective had once told Earl this, but only after Earl had leaned over the body and dipped his new silk tie into the gooey run-off along the edge of the autopsy table. It was a sticky crimson baptism into the world of criminal law that he never forgot. He still did not own a tie clasp, so today he was using a paper clip.

Justice Makes a Killing, by Ed Rucker (Chickadee Prince Books)


A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.

— Oscar Wilde

David Bowie was cool. Whatever David Bowie wore was cool. David Bowie wore neckties.

Halfway up the seats behind home plate, Toby Gower sat next to his rival owner, Howard Stone. Both men wore white shirts, but Howard sported a tie.… “You gonna choke in that tie, Howard,” Toby said.“Got to keep up appearances,” Howard replied.

The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe, by Granville Wyche Burgess

A tie is a piece of art that you wear close to your heart.

Eliza Scarlet is ahead of her time….  But it’s not just her actions and voice that tell us just how forward-thinking Eliza is; her wardrobe tells us, too. While the series is set in 1882, Miss Scarlet’s dress contains quite a few elements that wouldn’t appear until the next decade, including masculine details[.]

Andrea Wolanin, writing on Miss Scarlet and the Duke


Images by Farzin Yarahmadi, Celine, Tamilles Esposito, Ozan Dulha / Pexels, Kalyee Srithnam.

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